Saturday, January 7, 2012

Arkansas Wins The Cotton Bowl

The Cotton Bowl
Arkansas 29 - Kansas St. 16

Getty Images
....And the 5th major bowl game goes to the Arkansas Razorbacks!

The No. 6 Razorbacks defeated the No. 8 Wildcats in what many (including me) consider the 5th BCS bowl game. Arkansas (11-2) completed a stellar and superb season where their only two losses came at the hands of No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama on the road-- so by definition, the Hogs are the third best team in the nation, no doubt.

AP Photos
As for the Cotton Bowl Classic itself, it once again, with the exception of the Rose Bowl, out-performed all the other BCS bowl games with an extravaganza-for-the-ages from Cowboys Stadium.

Here's the attendance comparison:

1. Rose Bowl - 91,245
2. Cotton Bowl - 80,956
3. Fiesta Bowl - 69,927
4. Orange Bowl - 67, 563
5. Sugar Bowl - 64, 512

*For the record, the Chick-fil-A Bowl (formerly known as the Peach Bowl) drew the third largest bowl crowd with 72,919 strong at the Georgia Dome. The Auburn Tigers defeated the Virginia Cavaliers, 43-24, in this monster bowl game.

Here are other honorable mentions--

And some people wonder why so many bowl games? It's a money-making machine, that's why!

NEXT UP: The BCS Championship Game between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama.

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